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of spots. >> and the bay area city putting the stop on hard liquor licenses. >>> good evening, i'm ken bastida. >> and i'm elizabeth cook. her neighbors say they have had enough. tonight,they tell kpix5's kristen ayers if gene quan won't take action, they will. >> quiet as it seems from here, a neighborhood in the oakland hills, is in crisis. >> they completely trashed the house. >> for the first time in 38 years, they were robbed around noon today. a burglar ransacked their home and made off with drawers full of jewelry. >> it's just the typical feeling of being olated and anger. >> i would say the last six months. it feels like it has gotten noticeably worse in this neighborhood. >> evidence of the uptick in burglaries is visible. utility poles are plastered with the faces of burglary suspects caught on camera. >> the group of neighbors that got together felt that we needed to do something immediate and something meaningful. >> so steven pollock and his neighbors are on the verge of hiring private security guards, 62 households will pay $60 each for one guard to parole a hal
cities. kpix 5 linda yee joins us with their bright idea. >> yes, but it turned out to be not so good. and they also picked some of the streets and the neighborhoods where there is a main artery, that proved to be a problem. 900 street lights were turned off saving the city nearly $100,000 a year in energy bills. but when darkness fell, some people felt there were prisoners in their own neighborhood. >> it is kind of scary because you can't always see what's going on. and because we are, you know, we don't want to be too far from the house because it was dark. >> reporter: the blackout caused problems. >> we have seen a rise in graffiti in certain areas. a lot of property crime. one thing that the streets are relying on is streets from the property. it's not acceptable. we need street lights to get turned back on. >> reporter: they will eventually bring all the lights back on. they will be fazed in at around it 00 -- 200 lights a moh. >> we have a rising crime problem. we need to do everything we can to put a damper on it and turning lights on is the simplest way to start. >> reporter
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